Royals use $10M option on Davis, $6.5M option on Escobar - KCTV5

Royals use $10M option on Davis, $6.5M option on Escobar

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Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar hits an RBI double during the 12th inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar hits an RBI double during the 12th inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) -

The Royals exercised club options on All-Star closer Wade Davis and shortstop Alcides Escobar on Friday, while designated hitter Kendrys Morales and starter Edinson Volquez declined their mutual options.

Davis will make $10 million next season and Escobar will earn $6.5 million.

The Royals also declined their mutual option on Kris Medlen after the right-hander exercised his portion of it. Medlen will join Morales and Volquez in free agency beginning Tuesday.

In other procedural moves, the Royals reinstated pitchers Tim Collins and Mike Minor and third baseman Mike Moustakas from the 60-day disabled list. That leaves their 40-man roster at 39 players.

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